Tesla has recalled over 40,000 2017-2021 Model S and Model X vehicles over a potential power steering fault.
The vehicles may experience a loss of power steering assist when driving on rough roads or after hitting a pothole.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it could require greater steering effort, especially at low speeds, increasing crash risks.
Tesla said it had identified 314 vehicle alerts for this condition among U.S. vehicles that may be related to the recall but said it is unaware of any injuries or deaths related to this condition.
Telsa said more than 97% of the recalled vehicles had installed an update that had already addressed the problem.
Separately, Tesla is recalling 53 2021 Model S exterior side rearview mirrors that were built for the European market that do not comply with U.S. “Rear Visibility” requirements. The mirrors were installed during U.S. service visits.
Tesla has issued 17 recall notices in 2022, covering 3.4 million vehicles.
In September, it recalled nearly 1.1 million cars in the US because the windows might close too fast and pinch people’s fingers.